URT Umwelt- und Recyclingtechnik GmbH has been established in 1995 by the owners and managing directors, Peter Heßler and Thomas Gundersdorf.
The business content of URT comprises the engineering, sale and service of recycling plants for electric and electronic scrap (WEEE) and for the disposal of waste refrigerators (CFC). The European regulation WEEE (Waste of Electric and Electronic Equipment) is the basis and guideline for this equipment. For more than 20 years URT has been manufacturing systems for the disposal of cooling units. The recovery and liquefaction of the propellants and refrigerants in the disposal plants have become established processes in Europe during this period. Now plants are also being set up in Asia and South and North America. Frequently these countries do not have suitable plants for the destruction of CFC and the quantities generated during disposal have even had to be transported across continents. This was the reason for URT to develop a new system.
URT can refer to reference plants worldwide on the following continents
- North- America
- Middle East
with representatives in Turkey, Spain, France, Brazil, North-America and Asia.
We offer our customers the necessary technique of recycling cooling devices according to the latest state-of-the-art technology and the applicable regulations. This comprises systems with which the refrigerant is extracted from the refrigeration cycle and processed. Data collecting systems enable to collect different types of cooling devices in database. This, on the other hand, makes it possible to create and evaluate lists for evidentiary documents on waste disposal and accounting systems. We produce competitive components by mechanically recycling refrigeration appliances: shredding, composite separation, FE- and NE-separation etc. Advanced refrigeration engineering allows to process both, CFC- and pentane-foamed cooling appliances in 3-shift work. URT is a company that has built plants for many years that shred refrigerators in several stages during which the individual components are separated and partly passed on to the recycling process. The key to this process is the fact that it is performed in a closed room so that no CFC gasses can get into surrounding air. The CO 2 equivalent of one old refrigerator corresponds to the annual CO 2 emission from one car.
The relation with our customers is a partnership in which both parties benefit from each other.